In June, I had a big country dinner party at a friend's farm.
During that dinner, I had brought my own three stainless steel aluminum clad Vollrath small stockpots to make the dinner. My friend did not have anything appropriate. They look like the bottom pot in this double boiler and are about 12qts.
Well, my friend fell in love with my pots, so since I use them so very seldom, I loaned them to her. My friend has used them almost daily since and that is cool.
I went to the farm yesterday, and she showed me her baby chick she had to raise in her kitchen. Then, she told me that she put the chick in one of my pots at night -- every night!
I freaked! But I quietly suggested she use her own large pot for the chick because my pots were for food, not incubating baby chicks.
Joyce had a fit, and told me to take my pots because I have no business telling her what she could use them for!
I quietly took them. My question is.........
Was I out of line to tell her that the pots I loaned her were for cooking?
What would you have done?